Ops Benteng churns out more human traffickers

  • Nation
  • Monday, 07 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: The authorities arrested 30 illegal immigrants and four human traffickers during Ops Benteng on Sunday (Sept 6), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that police also seized 12 vehicles, believed to be used to transport illegal immigrants to various locations in the country.

“We will not allow any crossborder crime to take place not only to prevent illegal immigrants from smuggling in, but also to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, ” he said in his regular briefing here on Monday (Sept 7).

Ismail said there are currently 9,842 individuals undergoing quarantine at designation stations, including hotels and public training institutes.

Since July 24,68 out of 24,781 people who returned to Malaysia had been sent to hospital after swab tests found them testing for Covid-19.

The returnees had travelled from 32 countries including Singapore, Brunei, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey and South Korea.

Ismail also reported that since March 30, close to 13,000 premises had been sanitised, including housing and public areas as well as government buildings.

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